Good eats in Phoenix

Well, since this is a restaurant review blog (oh, what?) I should tell you guys where I ate and drank while on my trip to Phoenix last week. 

I’ll even start with the St Louis Airport.

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I went to the Brewmaster’s Tap Room which is in the Southwest Terminal of Lambert St Louis.  I appreciate that they have actual beers on the menu in addition to Budweiser and Bud Light.  They were out of the 5 day, so I had the Schlafly Pale Ale.

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It’s important to stick your nose in the glass to really absorb the flavors.

Okay, so then I was in Phoenix for dinner.  Leslie, Peter (her husband) and I went to the Windsor for dinner and drinks and general merriment.  It was good.  I had the chicken salad sandwich with roasted vegetables on the side.

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I love roasted cauliflower.  I don’t know why it is so good.

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These were not both mine.

Lunch the next day was at La Condesa, where I’d been before.  It’s a little hole in the wall “Taco Shop” with a really sweet salsa bar.  I got a burrito.

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El Pastor Burro.  It was delicious.

Dinner I went with Sarah to a sushi place called Stingray Sushi.  It was at the Biltmore Fashion Park, but I think it’s a chain.

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Lunch the next day was at Gallo Blanco.  This is the restaurant attached to the Clarendon Hotel, where Leslie and Peter held their wedding reception.

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A really good picture of the steak burrito I had.

For dinner I went with Sarah to Pita Jungle which is quite near where Leslie and Peter live.  I had the chicken shawarma pita.

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I also made fun of Sarah for being on her phone a lot.  I think she was “checking us in” so I figured I’d photograph her and instagram it.  That sounds about right, doesn’t it?

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The next day was race day.  After the race we got Pita Jungle again!

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(Falafel wrap, SOOOO delicious!)

Dinner was at Barrio Cafe.

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Guacamole—they make this to your specifications right by the table.  We had it with everything, and it was awesome!

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Seafood Enchiladas.  I took half of this home because I ate some much of the guacamole.  Squash dipped in cream sauce is a really delicious thing though.

Next day: Lunch at the Oink Cafe.

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How can you not love a place with the tagline:  Breakfast. Lunch. Bacon.??

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Bacon Eggs Benedict.  I was having intense salt cravings so I asked to substitute hash browns for the fruit…that’s probably part of why my pants are tight.  Among other reasons.  Really, which I’m all listing here.  We ate out a ridiculous amount!

Dinner:  The Main Ingredient.

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I don’t know what dressing they use on their side salad, but it’s amazing.  I’ve eaten here before too and it’s great.  I also like how when you get a side salad with your sandwich they don’t give you a measly portion, it’s a really huge one.  Oh my god, I’m waxing poetic about the size of a side salad, aren’t I?

And, last but not least:  naturally we had to hit up Taco Bell at least once…

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I cannot think of anything more disgusting than that, yet I am tempted.  Sadly, or fortunately, I don’t think we have breakfast at Taco Bell here.

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I think that was enough hot sauce for two girls to eat four items from Taco Bell. 

Have you been to Phoenix?  Are any of these places your favorites?

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